Public Domain Spotlight

On this page, we will spotlight stories in the Public Domain that we love. These are some of the best, most important, or most influential works that have been published throughout history. We may use these stories to spawn off-shoots, contests, or anything else we come up with. First and foremost however, they are great tales that we believe are worth sharing.


This month’s spotlight is The Cask of Amontillado (1846) by Edgar Allen Poe


thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled –but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.

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